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Skim Coat Contractor | Wall Specialist Malaysia

July 19, 2018

Aathaworld Sdn Bhd is able to supply and apply skim coat to wall where this finishing is mostly applied to housing job that has higher budget because skim coat enables the wall to be smoother in the perspective of hand touch feel and visual. Drywall installer or skim coat contractor in Malaysia use this texturing technique to cover up the taping part that is imperfect. There are few finishes level for drywall, level zero, level one to level two are three levels categorized by Gypsum Association that used to hide areas from physical view, including garage, upper floor and storage room that are not being touched up. Then, the third level wall finishing requires a heavier coating thickness in order to get away the taped seams. There are another two levels, level four and level five where the latter is the finishing can tolerate investigation that is close by, with appropriate lighting assistance. Skim coat contractor Malaysia will carry out the check of flatness, fastener, seams under the lighting source and normally will appear no visible signal. On the other hand, level four skim coat will only appear to be flat when painting is applied properly and it may show some flat seams. In order to achieve level five finishing, a thin layer of joint compound has to be applied on it.

Skim Coat Process

Skim coating can be done well if it is applied by skim coat contractor in Malaysia at a relatively thin film, yet it needs more than single layer to flatten it when there is rough surface or lumpy wall. Mud troweling with drywall knife or roller before scraping it with knife in order to achieve smooth layer stays on it. There are more details in it, from the preparation to the after work. First, furniture and any of the entrances must be protected with splatter and dust, or furniture can be removed from the room. Skim coat contractor Malaysia usually will bring some plastic cover or canvas to shield the floor, just to make sure the skim coat chemical will not splash to the flooring, regardless of laminated floor, tiled floor, wooden floor, carpet or other types.

Any damages in the wall or ceiling must be repaired first with joint compound before any skim coat applied on it, such as holes, cracks, nicks. Furthermore, joints, broken plaster, popcorn style surfaces must be fixed first beforehand. Skim coat contractor in Malaysia will apply joint tape on crack to make sure it will not spread, before the cleaning works to be carried out.

Clean up the dust, wash it to get rid of grease as well as wipe the surface with damp towel or sponge, cleaning chemicals should have been the one suitable to the wall. After all, clean water need to be used in rinsing the wall to completely eliminate the chemicals. Skim coat contractor Malaysia does sometime use the vacuum cleaner to suck the dust particles or wipe the resistant grime with detergent.

It is relatively essential to apply prime coat before the paint to be put on, primer usually made by polyvinyl acetate, a sizing agent to seal up any porousity in order to perform better adhesion for the top coat. Prior to painting work, skim coat must be dried and sanded with minimal force by using pole sander as well as the 120-grit paper. According to skim coat contractor in Malaysia, sandpaper can assist to knock down tool mark, defects and ridges caused by the skim coating. Top coat coverage can be enhanced through proper primer tinting at the same route with the ultimate colour. Paint overlayment is definitely a good partner to the skim coat in most wall design, of course, it can be very common to be utilized in finishing up the ceiling surface.

Why Skim Coat

Many house owners will go for skim coat after advised by skim coat applicator Malaysia; although it consumes up a lot of time, the wall is attractive when it coupled with semi-glossy or glossy paint. Even without the paint, it gives the impression of gorgeous coupled with spot light or any kind of lighting. However, with reflective paint, the wall can achieve exaggerate effect. Many architects will put on skim coat requirement to the wall and ceiling for premium housing projects such as bungalow, semi-detached (semi-D), high end condominium, commercial buildings and offices. Interior designers will specify in the suitable lighting design to ensure the efforts of skim coating will not be wasted since skim coat takes up a lot of time and it might incur further costs since plasterers can be obtained easily, while skim coat applicator in Malaysia who has established experience and technical know-how is relatively higher in employment cost.

As technology advances, many users will go for the ready-made products such as gypsum board, plasterboard that can achieve skim coat effect without the concern of consistency, higher application cost, longer execution time as well as difficulty to get trustworthy contractor.

In addition, there are possibilities to get diverse tiles, wallpapers, awesome paint options in order to replace or complement the skim coat base. Imaging after the skim coat applicator Malaysia done the hard works on the nice wall, appealing paint that applied on top of it will improve the visual point of the wall or even on the ceiling. Paint contractor is commonly seen to have the skill of doing the skim coating, or the plasterer who has extensive experience can also provide skim coating services to the customer. Skim coat materials supplied by both big brand and SME (small-medium enterprise) should be evaluated carefully, the criteria in selecting the product should go beyond just price factor. There are many aspects shall be concerned at, the technical specification, technical briefing, application guidance, after sales warranty and many others. Skim coat applicator in Malaysia usually will attach with few brands or single brand for skim coat or other wall finishing products. The rationale behind this is due to the brand owner or manufacturer has spent a lot of time, effort to train, evaluate and provide solid support and trust on the panel recommended applicator. In construction industry especially in the interior finishes products, finger-pointing is very common when issue arises in the quality; if the applicator is the one appointed or attached with the brand, then the full collaboration and support between them will definitely play an important role in benefiting the developer, owner and designer.

Where to Get Skim Coat Supplier & Skim Coat Contractor in Malaysia

Contact us today, as we are able to do the consultancy, custom make, supply and apply plastering, skim coating, painting and refurbish for all types of residential, infrastructure, heavy usage materials, commercial buildings, shoplot, office, home renovation, office refurbishment, metal product coating such as tank, pipe, flanges, plate sheet, machinery coating as a skim coat material supplier, plasterer, wall plastering contractor, painting contractor and skim coat contractor in Kuala Lumpur (KL), Selangor, Klang Valley and other states in Malaysia. Submit your enquiry to us today at info@aathaworld.com or call (whatsapp) to +(60)11-7001 1003 (Monday to Friday) or +(60)11-1188 1003 (Saturday, Sunday & Public Holiday).

 

Aathaworld Sdn Bhd as a painting, skim coat and plastering material supplier, skim coat applicator and contractor in Malaysia, we are able to provide plastering, skim coating supply and apply for your requirement or projects in KL Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Klang Valley, JB Johor Bahru, Penang, Malacca (Melaka), Seremban Negeri Sembilan, Perak, Pahang, Kuantan, Kelantan, Terengganu, Perlis, Alor Setar Kedah, as well as Sabah and Sarawak for East Malaysia; Besides our own brands for construction chemicals and coatings, we also do carry brands such as Nippon, Dulux, Jotun, Kansai, Mapei, Sika, Penten, TOA, EMIX, Seamaster, KCC; besides Malaysia, we are also able to be skim coat, plaster supplier and plaster, skim coat contractor for other countries in Southeast Asia (SEA) such as Singapore, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar (Burma), Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Brunei.

 

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